Putting Yourself Ahead of the Field

 

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Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body. If you were to read for 60 minutes a day, this will translate into about one book per week. One book per week will translate into about fifty books per year. Fifty books per year will translate into about 500 books over the next ten years. Since the average adult reads less than one book per year, when you begin reading for one hour per day, this alone will give you an incredible edge in your field of study, interest, or business.” ~ Brian Tracy

Naturally, what books you read is very important. If you read books that help you understand the way the world works and your chosen work, books written by authors with great minds, and books that explain philosophy and values, you’re on the right track. I regularly meet people who have never read any books by Ayn Rand or George Orwell, for example, but who nevertheless think they understand the way our politics and governments work. Read about things that are important, not silly science fiction and Stephen King-type books. That leads to useless, weak, obese minds, filled with useless information, like many of the bodies that house them.

That is why some people whom you may think are reasonably intelligent so easily fall for propaganda and false ideas, why so many never achieve real success, and why the average person is so ill-informed. He knows only what the government wants him to know. His vocabulary, grammar, and spelling, and ability to express himself verbally will be in direct proportion to his reading habits, and we know that a good vocabulary alone is often a deciding factor when it comes to success at work and in business. After all, can you imagine a CEO who writes, “I am better then Sam?” I can’t. You don’t get it? You don’t read much. It’s better than Sam.

A single book, a single audio program, a single seminar can, in fact, change your life, especially in business. Meeting one truly successful person can do the same. Successful people consistently make the right choices, and the most important one is the development of their brains because this will improve their frames of reference, and therefore their choices, and naturally, the results they experience in their lives.

Having said all that, if you are someone with no ambition, no goals, no hope, and no self-discipline, you will only read low-level information, if you read at all. Here’s a good book to start with: Jeff Olson’s “The Slight Edge.” Then “The Fountainhead,” then “Atlas Shrugged,” then “1984.” Program your brain with the thoughts and insights of the smartest people who ever lived. Read your Bible every night.

And if you prefer videos and movies, open YouTube and start with Stefan Molyneux and Professor Jordan Peterson. There are many uplifting, mind-expanding movies and there is excellent stuff on YouTube. Here’s an example of a man of outstanding achievement, who, if you asked him, would probably ascribe it primarily to his reading habits.

Robin Elliott

Why I Will Not Be “Politically Correct”

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The cult members and weaklings, those who crave the acceptance of the masses above integrity, the hypocrites, those who doubt their own sexuality, those with low IQ’s who have been brainwashed and don’t educate themselves and can’t think for themselves, the cowards and the politically motivated hate the fact the I tell the truth – the properly researched truth.

“Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against

The dying of the light.”

~ Dylan Thomas

I don’t need the acceptance of people like that. I don’t seek popularity. I answer only to my God and to myself. Soon and very soon, we will all die. Some sooner than we expect. I don’t want to be remembered as an appeaser and an idiot who obediently swallowed government propaganda or the delusions of his cult, or someone who secretly wished to participate in perversion and degradation under the banners of “acceptance” and “kindness.”

Let us band together as the soldiers of truth. Political “Correctness” is Cultural Marxism, anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-male, and anti-white. Its agenda is the destruction of the West.

Robin Elliott

 

 

10 Main Reasons Why Businesses Fail

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Businesses fail for several reasons. Here are a few to avoid:

1. If you’re starting a business simply because you can’t get a job, make sure you believe in what you’re doing, or you will fail. Believe in your system, your products, services, and uniqueness. And make sure you can do everything online as well.

2. To be a successful entrepreneur, one needs a great vision, ambition, a thick skin, immunity to discouragement, and the ability to live in isolation, and one should have enough capital to provide cash flow when there is no business to meet overheads.

3. Understand that many employees and most bureaucrats don’t like entrepreneurs. They are jealous, they don’t understand us, and they will attack you. Get over it. Get used to it. Don’t take it personally.

4. Trying to do things you’re not good at, or pretending to be good at something when you’re not, is a guarantee of failure. ONLY do what you love and what you are good at.

5. Retaining your “employee mindset” when you run your own business is suicidal. Think like an entrepreneur who doesn’t like holidays because he can’t work. Clock watchers will fail. Employee types never delegate the work, are arrogant, seldom take advice, never attend seminars to gain knowledge in their respective field, and work when they feel like it, instead of consistently. Read The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. Or they work too hard, trying to do it all themselves, and if they do employ people, they micro-manage them. They burn out and lose interest. And fail. You can avoid years of failure and loss by learning from experts.

6. Selecting the wrong business partners and employees is fatal to a business. You need people whom you respect, like, admire, trust, and enjoy spending time with in order to succeed – someone who shares your values and aspirations, and respects, admires, trusts, and likes you in return.

7. Failure to set yourself apart from your competition: You need a Unique Selling Proposition that makes sense and can be understood by your customers. Don’t be a commodity.

8. Charging too much and giving too little is dangerous. Tight-fistedness and aggression/fear is a clear indication that the entrepreneur has a Scarcity Mentality instead of an Abundance Mentality. Go the extra mile – add value – be memorable. Using collaboration and leverage will allow for this.

9. A Shrinking Market instead of a growing market: starting a Blockbuster Video store is not a good idea anymore.

10. Finally, a lack of flexibility. You have to be able to change, grow, adjust to market needs – fast. Be open-minded and courageous.

BONUS: Want to know what helps us decide whether or not an applicant is likely to be a successful Distributor for our business? I look for excuses: “I’m old, I don’t have a lot of contacts, I’m very busy, etc.” And I look for patterns. Winners find a way, losers find an excuse. You’re never too old to start over; it’s never too late. Ask Colonel Sanders!

Robin Elliott

Time for a Change? Don’t Miss This

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Too much month at the end of the money? Time to make some real money? Or just bored and want something worthwhile to do, while helping a lot of people? Is this the ideal business for you? No selling, training, recruiting, overhead, inventory, handling money required. Work part-time or full-time from home, real products filling a real and fast-growing need. You can do this all online or work with people, or both: your choice.

We created this business using our combined 70 years of business experience – what worked? What didn’t work? What would work and make money for any average person, even if they couldn’t sell or recruit people, and didn’t have a lot of money?

We spent a year and a half putting it together, researching, testing, and investing, so that we could be different from and better than what in the marketplace. We do most of the work, the licensing, insurance, shipping, money, customer service, sourcing, testing, and carrying inventory, warranties, everything. So that our salespeople and distributors would find it easy to succeed.

Give yourself a break. Take off the judge’s robes, have an objective look at this, and I think you will be impressed. Click here for more information.

Robin Elliott

Brain Programming of Our Young People

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When you read a book, you are reading the words, that is the thoughts, of the author.

As you read those words and thoughts, you are thinking those words or thoughts, ergo you are thinking the thoughts of the author. That means you are programming your brain with the thoughts of the author whose book you are reading.

That means you are programming your brain with the thoughts of the author whose book you are reading.

And if you are being programmed with the thoughts of the author, chances are good that you will behave like the author, make the same choices, embrace the values of the author.

And YOU get to choose the authors of the books you read. YOU get to choose your programming.

BUT WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN? 95% of the 12 year-olds I talk with don’t read books. Or, shall I say, the only books they read are those imposed on them by their government school teachers.  And the teachers are instructed by their superiors. This article reveals the extent of perversion and social engineering your kids are being taught in school books in Ontario. You probably don’t want your child’s brain programmed with this distorted filth:

“The sex lessons developed when Benjamin Levin, Ontario’s former Deputy Minister of Education, who has been charged with seven counts of child exploitation, including child pornography. was deputy minister, include teaching Grade 1 kids — six-year-old girls and boys — detailed sexual anatomy and vocabulary.

“Eight-year-olds are taught homosexuality — not just its existence, but its legitimacy as a sexual alternative.

“The new curriculum is clear on this. A wide range of sexual preferences are to be taught in an encouraging way, and any resistance — be it religious, cultural or just a child’s squeamishness with such adult subjects — is to be reformed and corrected by teachers.

“Grade 6 kids will be taught masturbation; Grade 7 kids about anal sex, as opposed to vaginal intercourse, in a discussion about abstaining from sexual activity. Not objectively, but in an advocacy model.”

We cannot allow government schools to program the brains of our vulnerable children. Homeschooling and the right choice of books to read, the right children to associate with, should be controlled by the parents. Just as you would protect your child against a dangerous predator in the woods, you need to protect him from the dangerous predator whom he is forced to obey at school. It’s not too late.

“Give me a child for the first five years of his life, and he will be mine forever.” − Vladimir Lenin, Russian Communist revolutionary and first premier of the Old Soviet Union (now Russian Bloc).

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” 
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Robin Elliott

This Explains Why They Do such Dumb Things

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Dostoyevsky in his “Notes from the Underground” wrote that if you gave people everything they wanted and they had nothing to eat but cake, and nothing to do but sit in warm pools and busy themselves with the continuation of the species, they would go half insane and smash everything up, just so something they didn’t expect would happen and they would have something interesting to do.

He wrote: “Now I ask you: what can be expected of man since he is a being endowed with strange qualities? Shower upon him every earthly blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, so that nothing but bubbles of bliss can be seen on the surface; give him economic prosperity, such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes and busy himself with the continuation of his species, and even then out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick.

He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive good sense his fatal fantastic element. It is just his fantastic dreams, his vulgar folly that he will desire to retain, simply in order to prove to himself–as though that were so necessary– that men still are men and not the keys of a piano, which the laws of nature threaten to control so completely that soon one will be able to desire nothing but by the calendar. And that is not all: even if man really were nothing but a piano-key, even if this were proved to him by natural science and mathematics, even then he would not become reasonable, but would purposely do something perverse out of simple ingratitude, simply to gain his point. And if he does not find means he will contrive destruction and chaos, will contrive sufferings of all sorts, only to gain his point!

He will launch a curse upon the world, and as only man can curse (it is his privilege, the primary distinction between him and other animals), may be by his curse alone he will attain his object–that is, convince himself that he is a man and not a piano-key! If you say that all this, too, can be calculated and tabulated–chaos and darkness and curses, so that the mere possibility of calculating it all beforehand would stop it all, and reason would reassert itself, then man would purposely go mad in order to be rid of reason and gain his point! I believe in it, I answer for it, for the whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano-key! It may be at the cost of his skin, it may be by cannibalism! And this being so, can one help being tempted to rejoice that it has not yet come off, and that desire still depends on something we don’t know?”

And if he does not find means he will contrive destruction and chaos, will contrive sufferings of all sorts, only to gain his point! He will launch a curse upon the world, and as only man can curse (it is his privilege, the primary distinction between him and other animals), may be by his curse alone he will attain his object–that is, convince himself that he is a man and not a piano-key! If you say that all this, too, can be calculated and tabulated–chaos and darkness and curses, so that the mere possibility of calculating it all beforehand would stop it all, and reason would reassert itself, then man would purposely go mad in order to be rid of reason and gain his point! I believe in it, I answer for it, for the whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano-key! It may be at the cost of his skin, it may be by cannibalism! And this being so, can one help being tempted to rejoice that it has not yet come off, and that desire still depends on something we don’t know?”

He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive good sense his fatal fantastic element. It is just his fantastic dreams, his vulgar folly that he will desire to retain, simply in order to prove to himself–as though that were so necessary– that men still are men and not the keys of a piano, which the laws of nature threaten to control so completely that soon one will be able to desire nothing but by the calendar. And that is not all: even if man really were nothing but a piano-key, even if this were proved to him by natural science and mathematics, even then he would not become reasonable, but would purposely do something perverse out of simple ingratitude, simply to gain his point.

And if he does not find means he will contrive destruction and chaos, will contrive sufferings of all sorts, only to gain his point! He will launch a curse upon the world, and as only man can curse (it is his privilege, the primary distinction between him and other animals), may be by his curse alone he will attain his object–that is, convince himself that he is a man and not a piano-key! If you say that all this, too, can be calculated and tabulated–chaos and darkness and curses, so that the mere possibility of calculating it all beforehand would stop it all, and reason would reassert itself, then man would purposely go mad in order to be rid of reason and gain his point! I believe in it, I answer for it, for the whole work of man really seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano-key! It may be at the cost of his skin, it may be by cannibalism! And this being so, can one help being tempted to rejoice that it has not yet come off, and that desire still depends on something we don’t know?”

When people are too comfortable, they get bored. They need a challenge: “Would I survive?” After all, isn’t that why we leave the warm home hearth and climb icy mountains? They look for trouble. So, for example, when they are rich and famous film stars and everyone loves them, and they have reached all their fabulous goals, they get hooked on drugs and alcohol. They seek risk, they want to prove themselves, test themselves, so they do ridiculous things.

So while it is idiotic and illogical for Americans to put a Kenyan, socialist, black, androgynous man whose credentials are questionable and who clearly hates whites and America, and whose second name is Hussein, in the White House, and Canadians vote for a failed, narcissistic, socialist, low IQ drama teacher who is following in the footsteps of his (albeit more intelligent) father who almost ruined Canada and made choices for which we are still paying many years later, we start to understand why. It’s almost like they think, “We have this great, prosperous country. Life is easy. Now let’s elect the worst possible leader and see how it all works out.” And sometimes, they feel guilty because they live so well, and they seek to be punished. (Does modern day Germany ring a bell?)

Thirty-year-olds who aren’t expected to earn their way and have lived in the lap of luxury idolize Che Gevara, join the ridiculous Peace Corps and Greenpeace, smoke pot, and welcome adult Muslim and African “refugees,” in spite of the carnage that follows in their wake in Europe and Sweden, because they seek excitement, adventure, a challenge.

Self-made, hard working entrepreneurs, soldiers on missions, people who have lived through the Depression, medical students about to graduate, and athletes pushing themselves to achieve their goals would never do stupid things to amuse themselves; they are already challenging themselves, their lives are not dull, and they wouldn’t want to fog their brains with dope.

Robin Elliott     Easy Times Make Men Weak.    Hard Times Make Men Strong.

What Sets You Apart in Business?

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How have Netflix, Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber differentiated themselves in the market to create massive growth and the ensuing wealth? What can we learn from them?

My wife and I popped into the Cockney Pride restaurant in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, for lunch and I enjoyed a magnificent steak and kidney pie, served by the elderly woman who owns the place and prepares the food. I would choose that place over many a swanky restaurant with their overpriced food and waitresses dressed like hookers. I would definitely prefer it to the restaurant chains with their mercenary, production-line servers who don’t have an inkling about customer service.

People ask me, “Why should we work with your company? Why should we get into business with you? Why should we buy products from you?What makes you so special?” All very good questions. When we set up our company, IPS Safety Inc., my business partner and I spent a year and a half creating a company that is superior to what is already out there. I will answer these questions below.

Why is important to have a Unique Selling Proposition?

Bad customer service has allowed Amazon to dominate the retail industry with great service.

Ridiculous late fees charged by Blockbuster allowed Netflix to put them out of business.

Uber has decimated the taxi “services” by improving on their limited amount of taxis and fare control.

Airbnb is damaging the hotel industry. How? They overcame the limited availability and pricing options of hotels.

Being Non-Customer Centric is the biggest threat to any business.  So at IPS Safety Inc., we changed that. You can show up at our door or call us or email us, and we will help our customers. We are available. Try that with most online purchases of these products or big box stores and see how far you get! Our Distributors and Salespeople don’t have to sell and recruit or carry inventory or deal with customers. They don’t have to source new products. We do it all for them.

And we’re flexible. We are open to sourcing new products. We are versatile. We have learnt from the likes of Airbnb, Amazon, Uber, and Netflix. And we have over 70 years of our own combined business experience working for us.

Robin Elliott

And Now it’s Your Turn

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We marvel at the story of Irena Sendlerowa, the brave woman who smuggled 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto in suitcases or medical bags. We admire Anne Frank – a talented teenager who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Her diary describes in haunting detail the terror experienced by Anne’s Jewish family hiding from jack-booted Nazis in an attic in German-occupied Holland.

We love to watch movies and read books about courageous men and women, and even children, who stood up for what they believed in, often risking their very lives. We applaud and revere these people who, through the ages, have demonstrated true grit. We are galvanized and encouraged when we witness Howard Roark’s steadfastness in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. We salute Churchill and Patton.

And in business, we marvel at Colonel Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken), who, at the age of 65, found himself penniless, and when he received his first social security cheque for one hundred and five dollars, he started selling his chicken recipe. Legend has it that Colonel Sanders heard 1,009 “no”s before he heard his first “yes”. That means 1,009 people said “No!” to his chicken recipe offer before he got his first “Yes.” And he was 65 years old! The rest is history. And Gerald Ford, Jeff Bezos, Andrew Carnegie, and all the other business greats inspire us, don’t they?

And now it’s your turn. Instead of whining, he insisted upon winning. Instead of living vicariously through others, like watching others enjoy their lives, why not enjoy your own life? Why not achieve great things and become a hero yourself? Do you suppose Anne Frank, Irena Sendlerowa, and the other heroes were politically correct and afraid of public opinion, and what others might say or think? How likely is it that Colonel Sanders lived on excuses and focused on why he couldn’t take chances and succeed greatly, even at 65?

Today, you are faced with multiple opportunities to discover and reveal your own greatness: in service to God and the more vulnerable in our society, and in particular, Seniors and persecuted Christians around the world, and in your own business, which is service to your own family.

As far as business is concerned, we all like to minimize our risk – it’s wise to do so, after all – and so my business partner and I created this exceptional opportunity. It’s never too late to start a new life of freedom, integrity, and happiness.

Robin Elliott   IPS Safety Inc.

 

Real Education = Real Wealth

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If I was a realtor, I would leverage my ugly mug. Instead of the bottle blondes and prom queens that flaunt their plastic good looks in the hopes of enticing brain dead buyers, I would advertise, This Ugly Realtor will tell you the Ugly Truth: No Botox, No BS, No Bluff! Which brings me to fake education. Just like the fake news, it leads to deception and failure. It tells parents that their kids can only succeed with a college degree.

How sad to see 90% of restaurant waiters in Vancouver with college degrees. In many cases, their brainwashed, well-meaning parents emptied their hard-earned life savings into that “education” that didn’t provide what it was supposed to: a bright future, a well-paying job… STOP RIGHT THERE. A JOB? Is that really what you want to impose on your kid? No security, a mediocre income, bootlicking and groveling a job requirement, selling his life and his time? Making his wife work and neglect their children because one income is seldom sufficient? Really?

Now, if your kid isn’t self-disciplined, hard working, reasonably intelligent, and a good communicator, he probably won’t succeed in his own business (unless the opportunity is a “done-for-you” type that will help people across the board to succeed by leveraging a proven system.) Apart from that, he probably needs a boss to kick him into shape, keep him on track, and control manipulate him with carrots and sticks because he would fail miserably in his own business.

But if you want your offspring to make a lot of money so that he can support you in your old age instead of moving into your basement and sponging off you or constantly borrowing money he never intends to return, and expecting you to give him a big tip when you visit the restaurant he slaves in, he needs to be in his own business. And that education is available quite easily and at a very low cost compared to that worthless, overpriced college degree.

Most business owners are generous and like helping young people to succeed, as long as the youngsters are hard working, reasonably smart, disciplined, reliable, and motivated, and they are prepared to reciprocate, which means work for what they learn, instead of expecting a hand-out like so many other spoilt, entitled millennials. As long as the kid is ready to “earn” his training, he can be taught how business really works by those who actually know what they are talking about.

Your son or daughter should choose a business that they are seriously interested in and passionate about, a place where they are prepared to make some sacrifices and learn how things really work in the real world as opposed to the lies they learn from academics, the media, and many of their friends. If you want to learn about business, learn from someone with a successful business track record.

Then approach the business owner and tell him you want to learn everything there is to know about how his business works and ask WHAT IT WILL TAKE IN RETURN. He now knows what you want, but what does he want? You will be surprised at the reception you get.

The following people never got a college degree: Ralph Lauren,  Steve Madden, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Zuckerberg, Rachael Ray, CocoChanel, Simon Cowell, James Cameron, Steve Wozniak, Richard Branson, Larry Ellison, Wolfgang Puck, Ted Turner, and many more.

Robin Elliott   IPS Safety Inc.

 

 

 

North America: Where B.S. Baffles Small Brains

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When a man on the brink of bankruptcy, with a string of failures as long as my arm buys an online, fake theological Ph.D. and starts referring to himself as “Doctor” and “The Peoples’ Economist” and he isn’t laughed out of the room he struts about in, you know you live in a place where marketing trumps reality far too often. 

This is where a failed drama teacher who has never even had a paper route, let alone run a real business and never had a job is elected the Prime Minister of Canada because he’s good looking and promises to make marijuana legal, and an equally unqualified man with questionable qualifications, who is a known anti-American, anti-white racist and socialist, is elected and then re-elected as the President of the United States. This is where marketing reigns supreme.

And it’s not surprising that the idiocy and absurdity of cultural Marxist Doublespeak and political “correctness,” perversion, and the dumbing down of the voters finds fertile minds to take root here. It’s not a shock to see how many money scams run rampant among the population, from Ponzi schemes to the latest “Pay-it-Forward/Birthday” scam. The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the U.S. at an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in maths and 24th in science. Among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sponsors the PISA initiative, the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science.

We need to start thinking, to do away with the slogans and the arrogance, and to start waking up regarding our education, religion, naivety, and vulnerability. When I went to school, we had A-stream, B-Stream, C-Stream, and Special Class. Kids were grouped and taught according to their level of intelligence, so the smart ones were able to excel among other smart kids. The mentally challenged had their own class – Special Class. 

These days, the dumbing down process requires all the levels to be mixed in the same classes, thereby dragging them down to the lowest common denominator, and when the more intelligent understandably become bored, they are quickly labeled “ADHD” and drugged!

We allow a ridiculously high level of government, media, social media, Hollywood, and school censorship and brainwashing.  1984 has arrived and most of us don’t even read books, let alone Orwell’s 1984. The penalties for ripping people off are so mild that we are passively encouraging it. After all, isn’t it easier to manage and control sick, perverted, disarmed, obese, poor, stupid, brainwashed, uninformed, desperate and powerless people who have no support system?

Teachers in Canada can show up at work drunk or drugged and there is no consequence because they have a “disease;” in fact, anything that breaks down the very fabric of our society, the white race, the family, Christianity, and Capitalism is allowed, encouraged, and protected. “Refugees,”  a large percentage of whom are hell bent on killing us and destroying our society, are imported en masse by the governments we elected.

A dark picture, indeed, and one might reasonably ask, what is the solution? What is to be done? Educate yourself, share the knowledge, protect your family, take your children out of school and homeschool them, seek God, and prepare. Read Atlas Shrugged, Animal Farm, 1984. Learn from smart people like Stefan Molyneux, Sam Gerrans (see his article linked below), Jordan B. Peterson.  Gullibility is a choice and it carries serious consequences.

I recommend this article.

Robin Elliott